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Doctors Told Me to Abort
Mother courageously chooses life for conjoined twins
In this episode, I chat with Nicole LeBlanc, mother of conjoined twins, about how and why she chose life for her daughters despite mounting pressure to abort from medical professionals.
Fun fact: YouTube has added a patronizing “abortion facts” card to this interview, just in case viewers might get crazy notions about protecting their unborn babies, I suppose. This is dangerous information, folks!
What’s new in bioethics?
The Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA) is hosting a hands-on transgender surgery course using cadavers at its annual conference this fall. One has to wonder: when those research subjects were living, is this how they imagined their bodies would be used when they signed up to donate them to science? How is the meaning of consent altered by the existence of such highly disputed procedures?
Britney Spears has revealed in her new memoir that she was pressured into having an abortion early in her career by then-boyfriend Justin Timberlake. She writes, “To this day, it’s one of the most agonizing things I have ever experienced in my life.”
A 51-year-old grandmother recently gave birth to her own granddaughter via surrogacy. The mother celebrated by posting the ultrasound photo surrounded by needles and bottles of pills from her 4 years of IVF treatments — a pile that represents a whole lot of income to the fertility industry, and a whole host of health risks —known and unknown — to mama, grandma, and baby alike. While every baby is certainly a blessing, one has to wonder if doctors offered any treatments to heal the underlying causes of infertility.
Abortion is a women’s rights issue — just not the way we hear about it in the US. Watch “It’s a Girl” to learn about how sex-selective abortion results in the murders of millions of females each year.
Self-declared “pro choice” director Punam Kumar Gill uncovers the link between breast cancer and abortion in the fantastic documentary “Hush.”
“Choosing Death: The Legacy of Roe” by the Daily Wire exposes the 4 core fallacies behind the ruling and explains why it needed to be overturned.